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Mumps Outbreak Spreads From Campus of Ohio State

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 12:30pm

Yesterday we told you about an unusual outbreak of Mumps at Ohio State. Alexandra Sifferlin of Time is now reporting that the disease has left campus.

Ohio Mumps Outbreak Spreads Beyond University Walls

Outbreak began in Ohio State University, but health officials in Columbus say virus is now affecting people with no links...

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Illegal Immigrant Upset He Must Pay For College Without the “Dream Act”

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 11:00am

File  this under “Increíble.”

Lonely Conservative reports that some illegal immigrants rallied in Albany, NY, over the weekend, and one of the speakers complained that he will have to work to pay for his college education.

Mateo Tabares and two dozen other students chanted “Education not deportation” and similar slogans Saturday morning as...

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Kathleen Sebelius Pushes Obamacare at Montclair State University

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 9:30am

I wonder if anyone in the audience has heard that graduate students at some schools are having their work hours cut under Obamacare.

Kathleen O’Brien of the Star Ledger reports.

Sebelius to stump for Ob...

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Unintended Consequences of Grade Inflation: Riot Police Now Containing Student Celebrations

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 8:00am

We don’t tolerate our 3-year-olds throwing rocks; why pay tuition so our 19-year-olds can?

We recently reported that there was an ugly brawl at the conclusion of a basketball game between Utah Valley and New Mexico State.

A piece in the New York Post takes a look at the increasingly wild behavior on college campuses that has become so bad that some schools call in riot...

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San Diego State Student Runs for Office on Bikini Babe Platform

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Posted by    Monday, March 24, 2014 at 6:30pm

In his quest to run for student body, San Diego State student Luke Dzierzanowski released an ad on YouTube in which he’s surrounded by girls in bikinis. He never speaks but smokes a cigar.

I don’t know if this young man has a future in politics but he could probably go far...

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Indiana U. Slaps Down “Personal Misconduct” Charges, Based on Single Email, Against Student

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Posted by    Monday, March 24, 2014 at 5:00pm

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) announce an important victory for student due process rights.

There’s good news to report from Indiana University – Bloomington (IU) this month after FIRE successfully stepped in to correct the university on a dangerously broad application of its “Personal Misconduct” policy to a student’s...

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UGA Prof Busted for Asking Student to Get Him a Happy Drug

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Posted by    Monday, March 24, 2014 at 3:30pm

It sounds like Professor Charles Lance was trying to put the “high” back into higher education. Unfortunately for him, the student he asked for help turned him in.

Alexis Stevens of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Cops: UGA professor asked student for ‘happy’ drug

A University of Georgia psychology professor accused of asking a student...

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Mumps Outbreak Hits Ohio State U.

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Posted by    Monday, March 24, 2014 at 2:00pm

We noted that campuses nationwide have been experiencing outbreaks of meningitis.

Now, it is being reported that mumps have struck nearly 30 students at Ohio State University.

City health officials say the number of mumps cases associated with the outbreak among Ohio State University students has increased to 28.

Of those, 23 are students,...

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Free Speech on Campus Means Having Your Beliefs Challenged

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Posted by    Monday, March 24, 2014 at 12:30pm

In a new post at The FIRE, Greg Lukianoff explains that free speech on campus is a sometimes messy but always important aspect of higher education.

When Campus Intolerance Means Free Speech Gets Torn Up and Run Over, Literally

Being offended is what happens when you have your deepest beliefs challenged. And if...

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Worcester Polytechnic Investigates Facebook Claims of 3 Women Involving Sex, Ice and Pudding

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Posted by    Monday, March 24, 2014 at 11:00am

A small college in Massachusetts are checking out claims made in Facebook postings of three female students, which describing abusive behavior by fraternity members.

If true, perhaps the fraternity in question could claim they were simply celebrating “Sex Week”, which has featured fetishes and food on other campuses.

At least three women at...

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Illinois State President Resigns Over Assault Allegation

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Posted by    Monday, March 24, 2014 at 9:30am

Timothy Flanagan hasn’t been on the job very long but it’s hard to get around allegations of assault.

ABC 7 in Chicago reports.

Illinois State University President Timothy Flanagan resigns amid assault claim investigation

Illinois State University President Timothy Flanagan resigned Saturday after just seven months in the job.

Authorities are investigating a claim that...

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U. of Washington students push for new Pacific Islander Studies major

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Posted by    Monday, March 24, 2014 at 8:00am

Apparently, there isn’t enough unmarketable specialized “studies” degrees at the University of Washington.

Students there want the school to create a whole, new degree program devoted to an ethnic group.

Perhaps potential majors should weigh their realistic career outcomes before pressing farther on their demands.

To many, the Pacific Islands may seem to be...

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Drexel U. Student Dies From Meningitis, Deemed “Princeton Strain” by CDC

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Posted by    Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 5:00pm

We have been reporting on multiple college campuses that are dealing with meningitis outbreaks, including an infection at the University of California – Santa Barbara that cost a student both feet.

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New Film Addresses Anti-God Bias in Higher Ed

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Posted by    Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 3:30pm

The denigration of traditional religious views on college campuses is a subject we’ve covered extensively at College Insurrection. Here’s a movie our readers may find interesting.

Julieanne Stanford writes at The College Fix.

New Movie Tackles Anti-God Bias at Universities

‘God’s Not Dead,’ a movie that opened nationwide Friday, March 21, raises awareness of discrimination against...

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Two Mississippi high school students presumed guilty of gang signing in photo

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Posted by    Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

Two Mississippi teens have been expelled for a photograph taken of them making sports-related hand signals.

At least they didn’t make finger guns. Then, they would have been in real trouble.

Two Mississippi high school students were maliciously expelled after they were photographed making supposedly gang-related hand gestures, even though the kids had...

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Georgetown Student Charged With Possession of Ricin

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Posted by    Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 12:30pm

This is pretty serious. People don’t typically have ricin in their possession for casual purposes.

CNN reports.

Georgetown University student accused of ricin possession

A Georgetown University student was charged on Friday with possessing ricin after admitting he made the poison in his campus dorm room, a court document showed.

Daniel Harry Milzman, 19, appeared...

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Who would win the NCAA tournament if the games were based on academics?

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Posted by    Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 11:00am

With the college basketball season’s March Madness in full force, Inside Higher Ed asks the important question:

Who would win the NCAA men’s basketball tournament if the games were decided by the teams’ classroom performance?

While the academic tournament has at times been surprisingly accurate in predicting March Madness victors, last year’s tournament...

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Charges Filed Against Prof Who Attacked Pro-Life Teen

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Posted by    Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 9:30am

Professor Mireille Miller-Young, who recently assaulted a pro-life teen on a college campus and stole her sign, is now facing formal charges.

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller provides an update.

Charges for prof who claimed ‘MORAL RIGHT’ to censor, batter 16-year-old abortion foe

The district attorney in Santa Barbara, Calif. has formally filed...

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It’s a Miracle! Stanford Finds Funds For Traditional Marriage Event Security

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Posted by    Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 8:00am

Demonstrating the power of a fully operational, conservative social media network:

After Stanford University’s student government refused to help fund an upcoming traditional marriage conference, calling the topic “hate speech,” campus administrators have agreed to foot the bill for the astronomical amount of security they require for the event.

The Stanford Anscombe Society, the...

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Unsurprisingly, U. of Illinois Mandatory “Diversity” Program Not Really Useful to Students

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Posted by    Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

Have you ever wondered what a campus “diversity program” would be like?

University of Illinois student Simran Devidasani recounts her experiences during the mandatory workshop, which were less than satisfying:

…The University’s most recently required workshop, I-Connect, is important in opening our eyes to the diversity on c...

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The Special Relationship Between College Student Fees and Propaganda

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Posted by    Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 3:30pm

In a new post at See Thru Edu, George Leef explains what many of those student fee dollars are used for.

How College “Student Fees” Fund Propaganda

The fees that college students often are required to pay creates a large fund of money that attract all kinds of people and organizations that like...

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Baylor U. student questions Obama’s executive order for minimum wage hike

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Posted by    Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

Did Obama really make the “right call” by using his mighty pen to sign an executive order raising the minimum wage?  Baylor University student Danny Huizinga doesn’t think so.

First, Obama’s executive order cannot constitutionally raise the minimum wage for all workers. Peter Kirsanow at National Review notes that the president’s executive order must...

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